a little about me
Since the early 1990's I've worked in some capacity as a photographer, engaging in the genres of photojournalism, commercial, editorial and fine art. At the beginning of my career I shot exclusively with black and white film, making silver prints in my darkroom. digital technology has allowed for a more expansive range of work that compliments my analog passion and the craft of making images.
I'm inspired primarily by photojournalists, documentary and art photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Dorthea Lange, Robert Capa, Alfred Stiegliz, Mary Ellen Mark,
Emmet Gowin and Sally Mann.
In a formal setting, I studied political science at The Pennsylvania State University. Informally, I learned much more.. hanging around photo studios, meeting people & photographing on the street, traveling. being technically challenged, my negatives were always a mess, which made my printing skills a whole lot better. i rarely use studio lights probably because i'm not very good with them, but using natural light seems to be instinctive for me.
I'm a happy mama, love to cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients, love to be outdoors and active and have an insatiable curiosity about the human condition.